A few weeks ago the Redondo Beach Art Group held their annual Power of Art at the old Redondo Beach Elks Club in Veteran's Park. The park is about a block from my house and is right next to the Pacific Ocean and the the International Board Walk on the Redondo Beach Pier. I have lived in Redondo Beach since 1988 and as far as I'm concerned, it is paradise. I've watched and photographed many a sunset here, but when I noticed the sun going down the night of the art show, I ducked out the back door and got a series of shots including two where the sun is visible through the trees preparing to set into the sea. I had never seen the sun set from this particular location before.
The Elks Club is very near the new Veteran's Memorial in the park that was dedicated about three years ago. The late John Simpson, a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Redondo Beach, was one of the people who worked hard to make the memorial a reality. I'd like to think that John is in paradise himself, rascal that he was, and Bob Metcalf, too, also from my church. Tomorrow, on Veterans Day in the park, all our veterans will be honored. John and Bob's names are on the memorial along with dozens of others.
So, thanks Rebecca, for hosting us today at Postcards from Paradise. I hope that all of you, wherever you read this from, have the good fortune to live in your own paradise.